7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, visit Chinatown, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Tulsa to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in January, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and finally look for gifts at AiX.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery ©

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Simeon sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Simeon, with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Montana Avenue, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then shop like a local with The Grove, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey maker website.

Drive from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Simeon in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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